SSE addresses CFOs at UN Global Compact SGD Investment Forum in Paris

30 June 2022

On 30 June, the UN SSE addressed the UN Global Compact’s European SDG Investment Forum in Paris, France. The forum brought together nearly 150 C-Suite participants from both the public and private sectors alongside representatives from the UN, civil society and academia. The event featured deliberations on how the private sector can play a greater role in directing capital toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event was held in person with online access for remote participants.  At the forum, Lisa Remke, Deputy Coordinator of the UN SSE, spoke about the role of the SSE and its network of close to 130 exchanges in accelerating sustainable finance in public markets. Her presentation highlighted the role of exchanges in advancing ESG-aligned business practices in their markets through market education, financial innovation and guidance/requirements on ESG disclosure. 

Lisa Remke, Deputy Coordinator, UN SSE

“Listed companies have a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable future,” said Ms Remke. “It is the SSE’s mission to help exchanges build their capacity to promote responsible investment for sustainable development and help their markets to advance corporate performance on ESG issues.”   Transparency and Information on ESG practices are key to ensuring progress  The SSE maintains five different databases that allow exchanges and listed companies to track important sustainability practices and trends, learn from their peers and explore the state of various ESG issues in their market. All the SSE’s databases and publications are available here: 

About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.